Governance Training, Technology Equals Well-Prepared Board at Salal CU: Online Only
It used to be that a new board member at the $350 million Salal Credit Union would prepare for his or her new position with the Seattle credit union by simply participating in a sit-down orientation session with the CEO.
Now, the training process includes participation in online courses, guest speaker events, webinars and meeting agendas that center on strategic planning for the credit union’s future.
The fact that board members take their CCUBE courses online provides several benefits, Rosendal and Lederman said. First, the online format provides flexibility for members who can’t be present at the credit union on a regular basis. Some board members travel, and one lives out of state, Rosendal pointed out.
The CCUBE online course system also tracks board members’ progress, which Lederman can view at any time. Additionally, Salal CU provides each board member with an iPad and credit union email address, which helps to streamline communication.